March For Our Lives Gives Voice to Students
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 27, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures.
In Cody, about a hundred people gathered in City Park as part of the national “March For Our Lives,” organized by a handful of high school students, and supported by the activist organization Wyoming Rising-Northwest.
CHS senior Caitlyn Murray, one of the organizers of the event, spoke in front of the students, parents and citizens there to support the effort. In her speech, she emphasized her belief that the rights of the students to attend school without fear was more important than the rights of gun owners.
But due to opposing views from the “March for Our Lives,” a counter-movement was initiated in several other states that upheld the rights of gun owners. In Helena, Montana on Saturday, one of several rallies called “March for Our Guns,” took place. Those protests, which were held in Montana, Utah, Idaho and other states, were in response to calls for the stricter gun control measures being put forth by the student-led marches.
The initial “March for Our Lives” protest took place in the nation’s capital, and was organized by students after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month.